Martin County closely monitoring weather for potential heavy rainfall

 

 Martin County Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring reports provided by the National Weather Service Melbourne office on Invest 99L, a tropical wave that could bring heavy rains and gusty winds beginning Saturday night into Sunday to Martin County.  
  
Martin County Engineering Field Operations is also making pre-storm preparations, including readying the County’s stormwater system to reduce flooding where possible. Crews are removing debris piles that could clog drainage structures in high water events, staging unpaved road material, testing flood control pumps and generators and fueling vehicles.
  
Martin County reminds residents to take this time to review your hurricane plan, stock up on storm supplies and make arrangements for family and friends with special needs. Arrangements for sheltering pets should be made with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Hurricane resources and guides may be found at the County’s website at  www.martin.fl.us/content/disaster-preparedness.
  
In addition, citizens should register their cell phone numbers and/or landlines for Martin County’s CodeRED emergency notification system, which public safety officials use in the event the public needs to be notified with weather warnings and public safety messages. Visit  https://www.martin.fl.us/martin-county-services/codered to sign up for this free service provided by Martin County to residents and business owners.

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